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David Otto

DAVID M. OTTO (Founder & Managing Partner)

David M. Otto has been practicing law for thirty-three years, focusing on technology, digital media & assets, software and a wide variety of venture stage companies. David has extensive experience in corporate finance, securities, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and related regulatory matters. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1981 and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1987.

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Afsaneh Hassani (Associate Attorney)

Afsaneh is an Associate Attorney at Martin Davis PLLC. She was admitted into the Washington State Bar Association in January 2021. She received her Bachelor’s in Law from Shahid Beheshti University, one of the most prestigious universities in Iran. In 2018 Afsaneh migrated to the U.S., where she began studying LL.M. Global Business Law. Studying in a country with a civil law system and having to transition to a common law system in the U.S., Afsaneh has a very unique understanding and viewpoint on both legal systems.


Emily Lewis (Executive Legal Assistant)

Emily Lewis is the Executive Legal Assistant at Martin Davis. Before starting at Martin Davis, she worked as an EMT for a busy 911 ambulance service in King County. Before working as an EMT, she attended the University of Washington, where she participated in Husky Marching Band and graduated with a degree in Biological Anthropology. Emily is often accompanied, both to the office and around town, by her sidekick-in-training, her mini-bernedoodle named Rumbo.


John Eltringham Of Counsel

John’s Eltringham diverse legal background includes over two decades of experience as corporate/general counsel for a range of established and start-up companies, including Securite Gun Club, Develapp, BudLink, JaK’s Grill, Sunset Alehouse, El 42 Cantina, Sumerian Brewing Co., goldRush Rally, and Mischief – home of the Mischief Automotive Movie Series ( He received his B.A. in Business Administration with a focus on Finance from Washington State University in 1994 and his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in 1997.


Ben York - Associate Attorney

Ben York is an associate attorney at Martin Davis PLLC. He focuses his practice on business and corporate matters and is experienced in complex transactions, regulatory compliance, and business litigation.